Plan Ahead

Planning ahead will help you get the most out of your visit to the Fair. The below guide outlines the dining options while at the Fair, how to get to the venue, and where to stay if you plan to make the most of your time in London. You will also find information for our visitors who may need additional assistance.

If there is anything you can't find here, please visit our frequently asked questions page. We look forward to welcoming you to the show!

Opening Times

Monday 1 November PRIVATE PREVIEW          

3pm – 8pm

Tuesday 2 November

11am – 6pm

Wednesday 3 November

11am – 6pm

Thursday 4 November  LATE NIGHT

11am – 9pm

Friday 5 November

11am – 6pm

Saturday 6 November

11am – 6pm

Sunday 7 November

11am – 5pm

 

Dining & Refreshments

Louis Roederer Champagne Bar

Indulge in a glass - or two - in the stylish Louis Roederer Champagne Bar, whilst you soak up the luxurious atmosphere.

Mosimann's Winter Restaurant

Dine in style at Mosimann's Winter Restaurant, or enjoy something delicious and casual at one of the food outlets located around Olympia! Find out more >

Getting to the Fair

We recommend that you check your route before travelling to the Fair. If there are travel disruptions, don't worry, there are plenty of alternative routes available. With five tube stations within easy walking distance and several bus routes stopping right outside Olympia you have a great choice of options.

By Car

By Car

Olympia London is located near the M3, M4, M25 and M40.

Plan your route

Parking Options

Car parking at Olympia London itself is in high demand and advance booking is advised.

Book your Olympia parking

Other local options:

Westfield Shopping Centre 
Located just over a mile away in Shepherds Bush the car park is run by Smart Parking.

Hilton Hotel Olympia
Just short walk away, the hotel has 60 spaces, available on a first come first serve basis.

Parkopedia
Provides a number of a local parking options, bookable online in advance.

ParkJockey
Their app and website that helps you find local parking options. 

By Train and Tube

By Train and Tube

If you are travelling by train from outside London you can then easily connect to the venue by Tube or local train services.

Check times & fares

Kensington (Olympia) has a dedicated rail station located directly beside the venue. The station is served by London Overground and National Rail services, with a limited service on the District line from Earl's Court. 

A further five Underground lines available only a short walk or bus journey away. 

Shepherd's Bush Station - Central line: 17 min walk or change for Overground to Kensington (Olympia).

West Brompton Station - District line: 25min walk or change for Overground to Kensington (Olympia).

Hammersmith Station - Piccadilly, District, Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines:   17 min walk

High Street Kensington Station - Circle and District Lines: 17 min walk

West Kensington Station - District Line: 13 min walk 

Plan your journey

By Bus

By Bus

Olympia is served by a number of bus routes from across London to bus stops within a short walk to the venue.

Hammersmith Road - Kensington Station stop: 
9 | Aldwych to Hammersmith
10 | Kings Cross to Hammersmith
27 | Chalk Farm to Turnham Green
28 | Kensal Rise to Wandsworth

Holland Road - Kensington Olympia stop: 
49 | White City to Clapham Junction

North End Road - Kensington Olympia stop: 
391 | Fulham and Richmond

Plan your journey

Keeping you Safe

Security Information

To ensure exhibitor security and visitor safety, security guards will be constantly present throughout the fair and will be permitted to search all attendees.
 
All bags brought to the fair will be checked and any oversized bags must be left in the cloakroom. Items that can be construed as art or an antique will not be permitted into the venue.
 
We operate a strict public valuation policy and personal effects will not be admitted for private assessment.
 
No animals will be allowed into the fair except for Guide Dogs.

Shop Safe

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Spirit of Christmas Fair and as event organisers, are committed to creating a safe shopping experience. 

In line with government and local authority guidance, as well at the UK exhibition All Secure Standard document, we are implementing appropriate measures in response to COVID-19, in addition to a variety of safety measures, and the requirement of proof of COVID status to access the Fair.

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SAFETY MEASURES

Where to Stay

Hotel Bookings

Hotel bookings for the show are managed by BCD M&E and HotelMap, who offer exclusive hotel and room deals for our attendees.

View the available hotels and rooms

These special offers can be booked online or by telephone +44 (0)20 7870 4100

Quote Event Reference Code: M8UQ5

If you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact Sarah, our dedicated hotel adviser, on Sarah@bcdme.com.

Let her know your requirements, phone number and include the event reference code.

Assisted Access

Booking tickets with assisted access

If you have a disability that restricts your ability to attend the show on your own, to the extent where a helper is needed, then a carer can be admitted free of charge to assist you.

To arrange your carer ticket, please book your own ticket online then email See Tickets with your request, including your ticket reference number, so the carer ticket can be added to your booking. 

Request your carer ticket

Assistance at Olympia

As the event organiser, Clarion Events and the venue, Olympia London, will always endeavour to meet your needs and ensure you have a smooth visit to the event.

More information on accessible parking, venue access, wheelchair loan and assistance animals, please visit the dedicated Olympia page.

Olympia Assisted Access

If you have any questions relating to accessibility at Olympia London, please call +44 (0)20 7385 1200​